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Snaqqle – traditional snacks with a difference!

5 Aug


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The effervescent Sharde Titus  – the owner of Snaqqle (snack-le) holds a degree in Literatures in English with a minor in Theatre and two CVQs in Television and Video production but her business has very little to do with her academics. This bubbly lass lived in both Trinidad and Tobago as well as St. Vincent and the Grenadines and have always had a penchant love for history and culture so for her final year project at UWI she tried to delve into an aspect of culture which eventually led her to these sweet treats.  Continue reading

Caribbean beef patties

4 Aug

Caribbean beef patties

Spice up beef mince with turmeric, thyme and hot pepper sauce before folding in shortcrust pastry for a tasty dinner or lunch


  • drizzle of oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 250g beef mince
  • 1 potato, cut into 1cm/½ in cubes
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • few thyme sprigs
  • 2 tbsp hot pepper sauce
  • 500g block shortcrust pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • green salad, to serve

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2 Aug


Fudge is a type of  confectionery, which is usually soft, sweet, and rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk, heating it to the soft-ball stage.
  1. 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz)
  2. 1 can condensed milk (14 oz)
  3. 2 cups brown sugar
  4. 3/4 cup water
  5. 2 tbsp butter
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Combine evaporated milk, condensed milk, brown sugar and water in a large saucepan and mix together until all the sugar has melted. Place on medium heat and bring to a slow boil. Do not stir before the mixture boils. Stir continuously in a figure 8 going around the sides and down the middle. Boil mixture until it forms a soft ball or come to 235 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove mixture from heat and add butter and vanilla extract. Let cool for 5 minutes then beat until mixture becomes thick. Pour into a greased square baking dish and let cool. Cut into squares when mixture is almost cool.

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MetroCaribbean Dessert: Tofu Cheese Cake

12 Jun

Dwaine Joseph shares his decadent Tofu Cheese Cake recipe with Metro Caribbean. Continue reading